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Talent Agent Found Dead in Woods Near NJ Home



    Body Found May Be Missing Talent Agent

    A body found in New Jersey may be that of a missing talent agent, police say.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017)

    The missing 57-year-old Manhattan talent agent from New Jersey who hasn't been seen since August 13 has been found dead in the woods, authorities say. 

    Mark Schlegel of Oradell left his home without his keys, phone and wallet, authorities said at the time, but he was said to be mentally and physically sound. 

    His body was found off Soldier Hill Road Thursday, according to a law enforcement source. A police officer was led to the body by smell, and it appears he had been in the bushes several days or longer.

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    There's no obvious evidence of foul play but police are awaiting an autopsy. 

    Schlegel worked for CornerStone Talent Agency in Manhattan. His clients included Brandon Flynn, Daniel Sujata and Dominic Chianese, among others, according to Deadline.com

    Viola Davis was among the actors who tweeted their condolences Thursday. She wrote, "RIP Mark Schlegel. Thank you for seeing my talent. God bless your family."